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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and the federal government must admit their coronavirus response mistakes and tell the truth to stop the dramatic spread of the virus across U.S. states and territories, Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed Monday.

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ALBANY — Unknown facts about the new coronavirus COVID-19 mainly contributed to the thousands of state virus deaths in nursing homes and adult-care facilities, state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said during a Legislature hearing Monday.

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WASHINGTON — Enhanced unemployment benefits must be extended through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as the virus surges in most states and territories.

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New York will give $30 million to its 62 counties to ramp up influenza testing and vaccine supplies to prepare for the upcoming season of coronavirus and flu diagnoses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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ALBANY — Investigators enforcing state COVID-19 mandates at New York businesses will issue violations to more than 130 downstate establishments for noncompliance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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Essential services will be slashed in next year’s state budget without federal aid to local governments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, pleading in a letter to New York’s federal delegation Wednesday to ensure $500 billion for localities as lawmakers negotiate the next coronavirus relief bill in Wa…

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ALBANY — Colleges and universities are prepared to continue New Yorkers’ higher education this fall with a hybrid of in-person and remote learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues, educators said during a legislative hearing Tuesday.

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Preoccupied with coronavirus prevention, Twin County residents might be overlooking a more familiar threat: tick-borne Lyme disease.

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CAIRO — The Greene County Youth Fair’s Quarantine Classic kicked off Thursday with 49 exhibitors and over 400 exhibits, Greene County Agricultural Society Secretary Patricia Ross said.

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NEW YORK — Coronavirus infections in young New Yorkers are on the rise as they continue to socialize or party in large groups, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, adding the state will sue President Donald Trump if he insists on deploying federal agents to address New York City’s crime spike.

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Unveiling bad news is becoming second nature to government leaders, so it is no surprise to hear that a COVID-19 resurgence in New York is inevitable, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before expanding the two-week isolation mandate for travelers to 10 additional states, or more than half the nation.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is traveling to Savannah, Georgia, to meet with officials and help the Southern city fight against the coronavirus, which continues to spread across 40 states.

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NEW YORK — The state may close bars and restaurants to prevent a surge of the coronavirus as Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Savannah, Georgia, on Monday to meet with officials and help the Southern city fight against COVID-19.

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Pressure is growing for the state to further amend election requirements for independent petitions as a downstate Congressional candidate pursues a federal lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lower the number of mandated petition signatures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded a policy Tuesday that threatened to deport international college students during the COVID-19 pandemic, one day after New York’s attorney general joined other states and sued the federal administration over the measure.

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Alcohol-buying patrons at eating establishments must also purchase food with their beverages, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as part of new dining restrictions the state imposed Thursday to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus in New York.

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NEW YORK — Additional enforcement will begin in New York airports to ensure travelers self-quarantine from states with high coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

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HUDSON — After being shut down since mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Columbia-Greene Community College on Wednesday unveiled plans for the fall semester.

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NEW YORK — New York schools could reopen by region, which is a state decision, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, before announcing malls can reopen after installing a filter that will cleanse the coronavirus from the air.

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Travelers from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to self-isolate for two weeks when they arrive in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, expanding the quarantine mandate to 19 states to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.

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CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers discussed a drafted policy for county employees who take personal, out-of-state trips to states designated as high risk for COVID-19.

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NEW YORK — New York will create its own coronavirus order enforcement department as Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed concern Wednesday the virus could resurge in the state as residents and local governments grow complacent in enforcing mask and social-distancing measures and the pandemic spreads …

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CATSKILL — Testing for COVID-19 on a weekly basis will begin outside the Greene County Office Building, the county Public Health Department said Tuesday.

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Officials doubled the number of states where travelers to New York are required to quarantine from for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

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HUDSON — The coronavirus pandemic has led to countless closures and cancellations, and now the annual Best of Columbia County ceremony has been added to the growing list.

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In an emphatic illustration that the pandemic is far from over, the state Department of Health is investigating COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony.

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CHATHAM — For the first time in its 180-year history, the Columbia County Fair will not take place this Labor Day weekend, Columbia County Fair Board President Nelson R. Alford Jr. said Wednesday.

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HUDSON — Columbia County is eyeing a possible start to phase 4 of the regional economic reopening Wednesday.

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The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

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CHAPPAQUA — The state Department of Health is investigating potential COVID-19 exposure after a student infected with the virus who recently traveled to Florida attended a Westchester County graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order Saturday limiting virus pa…

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Spring training for the Yankees and Mets will be held at home this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, before encouraging the major league teams to play at least part of a season.

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Every day brings new regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but who is tasked with enforcing them?

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ALBANY — New Yorkers and Americans must remain united throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an emotional address late Friday morning.

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CATSKILL — A resolution calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to loosen his grip and allow the county to return to normal was defeated 12-2 in the county Legislature on Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — Businesses that violate the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 reopening rules and guidelines can immediately lose their liquor license or be ordered to shutdown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Thursday.

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Local restaurants opened for business at half-capacity Wednesday as the Capital Region entered phase 3 of the state’s economic reopening process.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a holiday for state employees, with plans to advance legislation next year to make the date an official New York holiday.

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ALBANY — Visitors will be permitted in New York hospitals and group homes at the end of the week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, as the state’s coronavirus infection rate remains the lowest in the nation.

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HUDSON — As businesses reopen and office work resumes, antibody testing has emerged as the newest frontier in the fight against coronavirus.

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HUDSON — Indoor dining and personal care businesses are expected to reopen Wednesday as the Capital Region is anticipated to begin phase 3 of the state’s economic reopening process.

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ALBANY — Local youths may finally get to have some fun this summer, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing that low-risk youth sports will be permitted during phase 3.